Woods still a lead­ing light at Ridge­wood

The Scotsman - - Reviews - MarVIN COLLINS

Tiger Woods picked up where he left off with a birdie on his sec­ond hole to re­tain a share of the lead early in the sec­ond round of the Bar­clays tour­na­ment yes­ter­day.

Woods, whose six-un­der-par 65 earned him a share of the lead af­ter the first round, drained a four-foot birdie at the 475-yard par-4 11th to move to seven un­der par.

Kevin Streel­man, who also started from the tenth hole, had a blis­ter­ing sec­ond nine to com­plete an eight-un­der-par 63 that put him in the club­house on seven-un­der 135.

Streel­man, who just missed out of join­ing a play-off the last time the Bar­clays was held at ridge­wood Coun­try Club, made four birdies in a row from his 12th hole and rolled in an 11 foot birdie at the last to cap off a bril­liant round.

One stroke away was fel­lowAmer­i­can Ste­wart Cink, who posted a 69 for a two-round to­tal of 136 and could be well sat­is­fied with his day’s work.

in the club­house an­other shot back on five-un­der-par 137 were Aus­tralian Adam Scott (71), ire­land’s Padraig Harrington (68) and Amer­i­cans Ben Crane (70), Tim Petro­vic (69) and Webb Simp­son (65). Nei­ther could be dis­counted from the run­ning.

Simp­son birdied five of his last six holes to surge into con- ten­tion at the open­ing event of the FedexCup play-offs.

The 121-man field was play­ing the ball down af­ter be­ing al­lowed to lift, clean and place on Thurs­day due to soggy con­di­tions af­ter heavy rain ear­lier in the week.

World No 2 Phil Mick­el­son was un­able to take ad­van­tage of the re­cep­tive greens and looked likely to miss the cut af­ter shoot­ing 74 for a four-over-par to­tal of 146.

How­ever, Mick­el­son was as­sured of qual­i­fy­ing for the next tour­na­ment in the four-event play-offs, the Deutsche Bank Cham­pi­onship in Bos­ton, based on him be­ing fourth in the stand­ings en­ter­ing the tour­na­ment.

The Bar­clays cut, which is to in­clude the top 70 and ties, was pro­jected to come at level par 142.

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